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Annual Meetings

June 12 (Thur.), 2014

The Pulse of Asia 2014 : Divani Caravel Hotel Athens, Athens, Greece
15:30-15:40 Opening Remarks
  Akira Yamashina (Chair of the Organizing Committee, POA 2014)
Byung Hee Oh (President of POA)
15:40-16:38 Session I: NAA (North American Artery Society)
"Artery stiffness: benefits of exercise and detriments to kidney function"
  Raymond R. Townsend (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  Yuhei Kawano (National Cereebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan)
  Bo Fernhall (USA)
  "Arterial stiffness, exercise and chronic kidney disease: is exercise training beneficial?"
  Gary L. Pierce (USA)
  "habitual aerobic exercise in the prevention of vascular aging: Molecular insights from translational studies in rodents and humans"
  Sungha Park (Korea)
  "Gender difference in arterial stiffness at rest and during exercise"
  Junichiro Hashimoto (Japan)
  "Central hemodynamics and renal damage/dysfunction in hypertension"
  Hiromichi Suzuki (Saitama Medical School, Japan)
16:50-17:20 Lifetime Achievement of Award
donated to Prof. Kazuyuki Shimada and Prof. Stephane Laurent
  Akira Yamashina (Tokyo Medical University, Japan)
  Chen-Huan Chen (National Yang-Ming University, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan)
  Stephane Laurent (Paris-Descartes University, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, France)
17:30-18:00 Poster Presentation
  chair: AI-1   Junichiro Hashimoto (Japan)
chair: AI-2   James Sharman (Australia)
chair: AI-3   Kenji Takazawa (Japan)
chair: PWV-1   Masanori Munakata (Japan)
chair: PWV-2   Xiongjing Jiang (China)
chair: PWV-3   Alberto P. Avolio (Australia)
chair: Artery-1   Hirofumi Tomiyama (Japan)
chair: Artery-2   Jeong Bae Park (Korea)
18:00-18:46 Session II: ECC (European Society of Cardiology working group of peripheral circulation)
"Poly-vascular Disease"
  Kee-Sik Kim (Daegu Catholic University, Medical Center, Korea)
  James Sharman (University of Tasmania, Australia)
  Thomas Weber (Austria)
  "Pulsatile hemodynamics in polyvascular disease"
  Damiano Rizzoni (Italy)
  "Poly-Vascular Disease: Identification and Management"
  Kuo-Liong Chien (Taiwan)
  "Segmental Arterial Stiffness in Relation to B type Natriuretic Peptide with Preserved Systolic Function among Intermediate-Risk Patients in Taiwan"
  James Sharman (University of Tasmania, Australia)
  Jun Tao (The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, China)
19:00-19:30 Evening Seminar (Sponsored by FUKUDA DENSHI CO., LTD.)
  Byung-Hee Oh (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)
  Shigeo Horinaka (Japan)
  "Associations between cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) and thoracicaorta structure or stiffness using multi-detector computed tomography"
20:30-22:30 Welcome Reception (Sponsored by UNEX CORPORATION)


June 13 (Fri.), 2014

8:00-8:58 Session III: Artery (the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology in Europe)
"Arterial aging in hypertension"
  Ian Wilkinson (Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK)
  Kohji Shirai (Toho University, Chiba, Japan / President, Mihama Katori Clinic, Seijinkai, Japan)
  Marina Cecelja (UK)
  "Mechanisms of Vascular Aging in the Twins UK cohort"
  Carmel McEniery (UK)
  Ji-Guang Wang (China)
  "Brachial-Ankle Pulse Wave Velocity as a Predictor of Mortality in the Elderly"
  Kazuomi Kario (Japan)
  "What is the "SHATS ?" - Vicious cycle of blood pressure variability and vascular disease on organ damage"
  Xiongjing Jiang (Peking Union    Medical college, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China)
9:10-10:00 Guidelines
  Philip Chowienczyk (King's College London, UK)
  Mitsuru Ohishi (Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan)
  Raymond R. Townsend (USA)
  AHA (American Heart Association)
  Yukihito Higashi (Japan)
  JC (Japanese Circulation Society)
  "Guidelines for non-invasive vascular function test (JCS 2013): Endothelial Function"
  Masanori Munakata (Japan)
  JC (Japanese Circulation Society)
  "How to use brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity in daily practice: guideline of Japanese Circulation Society"
  Charalambos Vlachopoulos (Greece)
  ESC (European Society of Cardiology working group of peripheral circulation)
  "European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on Vascular Biomarkers"
10:10-11:08 Session IV: ESH (European society of hypertension working group of vascular structure and function)
"How to de-stiffen the artery?"
  Luc Van Bortel (Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, Ghent University, Belgium)
  Jeong Bae Park (Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Korea)
  Charalambos Vlachopoulos (Greece)
  "How to Destiffen the Arteries"
  Pierre Boutouyrie (France)
  "Destiffening of arteries: recent evidences issued from central blood pressure measurements"
  Michael F. O'Rourke (Australia)
  "Destiffening of Major Arteries as a Strategy for Therapy of Hypertensive Cardiac Failure, Cerebral and Renal Small Vessel Disease"
  Noriko Satoh-Asahara (Japan)
  "The Utility of CAVI in prediction the cardiovascular risks of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome"
  Kenji Takazawa (Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Japan)
  Jun Tao (The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, China)
11:20-12:05 Luncheon Seminar (Sponsored by OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.)
  Charalambos Vlachopoulos (University of Athens Medical School, Greece)
  Hirofumi Tomiyama (Japan)
  "Vascular Function Tests: Their Next Steps"
12:05-12:25 Closing Remarks / Travel Award
    Akira Yamashina (chair of the Organizing Committee, POA 2014)
  Alberto P. Avolio (Vice President of POA)
12:25-12:45 General Business Meeting